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Old 04-19-2021, 07:37 PM
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Tonight's installment of chopping the top. This is in not a tutorial and nothing is carved in stone. More measuring and thinking. The rear of the cab is getting cut below the window and above the belt line. I'll be taking out 3 1/2 inches. The cut will follow the belt line in an arch. This is to add a little strength and reduce warpage. It will also put the joint at a point where the upper and lower will meet with having to adjust either piece. The A pillar will have 3 7/8 taken out because of the slant in order to keep the roof level. The roof will be cut in a slight arch in order to follow the crown. It will be cut through the frame of the roof just ahead of the corner where it starts to flatten out. I will have to add 1 3/8 to the roof in order to line up the A pillar. This is all subject to change. If any one sees anything way out of whack with this plan please chime in. I think it should work.
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Old 04-19-2021, 07:59 PM
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Old 04-20-2021, 08:13 AM
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If you'll cut a horizontal line at the sides of the roof, it'll give you a way to keep the top in line when moving it forward.
Go as far back on the roof with the cross cut as you can. jmho

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Old 04-20-2021, 09:33 AM
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I'll look into it. I think that because the roof tapers a lot from where I have it marked it may create more of a problem trying to align it. Thanks for the input. All ideas are appreciated. and welcomed. None of us are as smart as all of us.
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Old 04-20-2021, 09:55 AM
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Thatís the U cut that I mentioned a few posts back.
Only other thing I would add is to mark the center of your roof from the Front of the peak all the way back to below the window.
I also weld a centering rod at the cowl to help line things up again. Weld it at the cowl and leave it free at the roof.
It helps when you are working by your self.
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Old 04-20-2021, 02:32 PM
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Thanks Torchie.
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Old 04-21-2021, 08:41 PM
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Not much to report. I did get the bracing for the headliner removed and the rear window out. It was the only window that wasn't broken but it is now. I also got most of the dents knocked out of the roof. It's not perfect but it is good enough to get the the chop done. I think the next step is to clean the garage. It's such a mess I can't find the floor.
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Old 04-21-2021, 10:04 PM
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Old 04-22-2021, 08:22 AM
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Old 04-22-2021, 08:17 PM
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Get to choppin!! the anticipation is killing me.
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